? Pete Maravich, asked why he was taking the news of New Orleans Jazz Coach Butch van Breda Kolff's firing so calmly: "The last time I was surprised was when I found out that ice cream cones were hollow."
?Chuck Mills, Wake Forest football coach: "Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They'll give me plenty of wisdom."
? Jim Colbert, touring golf pro, at the mixed team golf championships that paired men and women pros: "What else is there in life but golf and girls?"
?Edward Villella, the ballet star, asked if his background in boxing came in handy: "Once in a while you have to explain manly grace."
? Dan Issel, injured Denver Nugget center, after his substitute, Marvin Webster, scored 17 points and had 17 rebounds: "What was the name of that guy on the Yankees who got hurt and was replaced by Lou Gehrig?"